Category Archives: Global Studies

One trip a no-go, while other travel plans move forward

Earlier in the semester, I learned about two academic opportunities, both of which would lead to more first-time travel experiences. A trip to Los Angeles was for the purpose of attending this year’s AWP event, an Association of Writers & … Continue reading

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Favorite experiences in Ireland – Part 2

Grafton Street, one of Dublin’s shopping districts, was bustling with artistic displays and merchants selling colorful flowers. Its creative atmosphere made it a great spot for the statue honoring one of Ireland’s musicians, Philip Lynott of Thin Lizzy. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Favorite experiences in Ireland – Part 1

Signs of Irish spirit have been popping up everywhere as a beloved holiday approaches once again. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m reflecting on so many great memories of my first trip to Ireland; I’d love to be there … Continue reading

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What I learned from my first international travel experience

Just as I wrote about preparing for the trip to Ireland, I also wanted to do so with a reflective post. Two weeks after we returned to Philly, my travel group met to reflect on our time abroad as well. … Continue reading

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Leaving Ireland with hopes to return

Our global studies group had an early check-out time the next morning from Trinity College Dublin. Several campus students would be providing us with bags of on-the-go breakfast food, including fruit, yogurt and a juice box. We were scheduled to … Continue reading

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Exploring beyond Dublin to the west of Ireland

The last full day in Ireland began early for myself and the two students I joined at a tourism office a couple of days beforehand. We had to be at the Molly Malone statue, where it was moved to temporarily … Continue reading

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A short solo excursion in Dublin

My global studies classmates and I met in the conference center building once more for a class session. In the first one, we discussed culture and its relevance to business. This time, we shared new insights and ideas for our … Continue reading

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